That makes sense. I never thought of elastic-induced distortion. Instead of using rubber bands directly on my holders, I completely enclosed the back of my camera and slid the holders through a slot. I know the open back concept works, as in your camera and the Zero Image 4x5s, but I was thinking "multi-task" and wanted a box I could store a box or two of film in when I'm not shooting. Mine works for both purposes but is not nearly as good looking as your setup. :)
This one I'm sure is more of a "one off" than a "prototype." Next 'One off" will have some design changes. BB
Bill, I am envious of your skills. It looks professionally made. My cameras all look like the result of long fights. We should get together and compare notes. Next time I head south for the beach, I'll let you know. Judy in Wichita Falls.
Oh, I think it has more to do with having an instructor with high expectations of his students and knowing they will come through. It was a fun project using new skills. It is also fun to use. If you are going to be in Corpus, let me know and bring your camera.
ter-riffic camera you crafted!!!
craff, art, whimsy, personality, functionality and more...
you show there is an art to making things that make art, that are art themselves...umm, umm...and to think i was an english minor...that never graduated. ☺
i look forward to seeing the images you will make with it.
breathe, relax and enjoy.
laugh more, smile more...i do whenever i get near a mirror.
smiling gecko, aka kenneth
I just want to bump this a little bit and say I'm looking forward to seeing more 8x10 pinhole photos too. They are inspirational and I'll bet those negatives are gorgeous.